Dwight B. King

Dwight B. King

Emeritus Associate Director for Research & Instruction

Email: king.1@nd.edu

Dwight B. King Jr. joined the Kresge Law Library faculty in 1986 as a research librarian and became head of research services in 1990. He earned his B.A., J.D. and M.L.S. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1977, 1980 and 1981, respectively. Prior to joining the library faculty, he worked at the University of Baltimore as public-services librarian (1981-84) and associate law librarian (1985-86).

King taught legal research to first-year students and belonged to several committees of the American Association of Law Libraries, including the Committee on Minorities (member 1985-88, chair 1987-88), the Committee on Recruitment (member 1991-92, chair 1992-93), the Task Force for the National Conference on Legal Information Issues (member 1994-95), Grants Committee (member 1999-2000, chair 2000-01), Appointments Committee (member 2012), and Leadership Development Committee (member 2009-2012, chair 2012-13). He also served as chair of the AALL Black Caucus from 2005-2006.

He transitioned to emeritus status in 2020.

Courses Taught

LAW60703, Legal Research
LAW70208, LL.M. Legal Research & Writing
LAW70209, Advanced Legal Research


The Next Generation: Partnering with High Schools for Future Minority Librarians, 71 College & Research Libraries News 201 (April 2010).
Profiling Minority Law Librarians: An Update, with R.A. Ballard and G.M. Mills, 101 Law Library Journal 267 (2009).
User Surveys: Libraries Ask, "Hey, How Am I Doing?" 97 Law Library Journal 103 (2005).
Green is Good, Red is Bad: LibQUAL Ratings for the Notre Dame Law Library, Notre Dame Lawyer 20 (Fall 2004).
Legislative History Research on the Internet Using Thomas and GPO Access, Notre Dame Lawyer 46 (Spring 2000).
A Day in My Law Library Life, Circa 1997, with others, 89 Law Library Journal 157 (1997).
Profiling Minority Law Librarians: A Report on the 1992-93 Survey, with R.A. Ballard, H. Lai and G.M. Mills, 87 Law Library Journal 247 (1995).
Library Budgeting for Law Libraries: A Selected Bibliography 1965-1986, 80 Law Library Journal 291 (1988).

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Research